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November 2, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(9):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870440030009

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The Committee on Rural Medical Service of the American Medical Association at its meeting in San Francisco on June 30 reported that thirty-one state medical societies had made progress toward establishing rural health committees and formulating medical society sponsored plans to improve rural health and to provide for voluntary prepayment against costs of illness. The Council on Medical Service and the Rural Medical Service Committee held additional meetings in September, emphasizing the interest of the medical profession in leading movements to improve the health services of rural communities. Significantly, committees formed by various rural organizations in the states to develop plans for health services have been interested in the point of view of the medical profession; leaders of national farm organizations are seeking the guidance of medical agencies. The major farm organizations are cooperating in the development of rural health programs. Through their committees they are initiating health educational programs

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